A loan of $1,475 helped a member purchase of a cow.

Toktosunova Aysha`s Group's story

Aysha is 48 years old and married. She has two children, who both work. The daughter works as a salesperson in Moscow, and the son works at a brick factory in Bishkek. Both of them regularly send money to their parents. Aysha and her husband are involved in growing rice, sunflower and wheat. Aysha is requesting the loan for the purchase of one cow for subsequent milk production.

Kenjehan is 49 years old. She is a widow. Her only son works as a driver at the village administration office. Kenjehan is involved in farming and primarily grows sunflower and wheat. She wants to use the loan to buy 150 kg of seeds, 150 kg of fertilizers and 100 liters of diesel fuel.

Merinsa is 53 years old, a widow. She has three children. The oldest son works in Bishkek and sends home about 150 dollars monthly. The other two children attend school. Merinsa is involved in animal husbandry. She is requesting the loan for the purchase of one cow.

Burulbu lives with her family in the village of Myrzaki. Her husband works at a local school, and son works in Russia. Burulbu grows agricultural crops on her plot of land. She has been involved in this business since 2001. She is requesting the loan for the purchase of additional 0.5 hectares of land in order to increase the sowing area.

In this group: Aysha, Burulbu, Kenjehan, Merinsa

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey

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